Currently, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are in the search of their second win of the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the KKR skipper, Dinesh Karthik decided to bowl first citing the windy condition in Jaipur. However, the hosts had a bad start, as they lost their skipper, Ajinkya Rahane in the second over of the game itself.
During the toss, RR skipper revealed that they have made two changes to their squad as Stuart Binny and Varun Aaron made way for Prashant Chopra and Sudhesan Midhun. On the other hand, KKR made just one change as Lockie Ferguson made way for the debutant Harry Gurney.
After the dismissal of Rahane. Steve Smith and Jos Buttler added 72 runs for the second wicket before the latter getting out in the 12 over to Gurney. However, they started very slow as they scored just 28 runs in the powerplay. After his dismissal, Rajasthan succumbed as they only managed to reach the total of 139/3 in their quota of 20 overs, despite the fact thatSmithh scored his first fifty of IPL 2019. Even, Ben Stokes failed he played with a strike rate of 50.
During the chase, the KKR openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine gave them a fiery start as they smashed 36 runs in the first three overs itself. However, on the first two bowls of the 4th over bowled by Dhawan Kulkarni, both the openers got a lifeline each. After those lifelines, both of them added 91 runs for opening wicket before Narine getting dismissed in the 9th over.
However, despite the dismissal, Lynn kept on smashing as one of the sixes landed on the front glass of the promotional SUV standing in the stadium. On the second ball of the 10th over bowled by Shreyas Gopal, Lynn smoked it over the midwicket boundary where the ball landed directly on the front glass of the car.
Here is the video of the incident:
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